We rate media on both age-appropriateness and learning potential based on developmental criteria from some of the nation's leading authorities. We make recommendations about which age each title is appropriate for. Then we evaluate the learning potential with these ratings: BEST, VERY GOOD, GOOD, FAIR for learning, or NOT FOR LEARNING.
Best: Really engaging, excellent learning approach.
Very Good: Engaging, very good learning approach.
Good: Pretty engaging, good learning approach.
Fair: Somewhat engaging, OK learning approach.
Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.
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